As Lutheran Christians, we believe that God calls people to fill all sorts of vocations (“callings”), from mother to student to whatever our roles and relationships may be in this world. “Called Staff” are those who have received special training for roles in the church’s ministry and who have a special focus on sharing God’s Word through His ministry here.
Rev. Bryan Drebes
Office Phone: 402-391-9625
Rev. Bryan Edward Drebes was born in Hannibal, Missouri, baptized into Christ and confirmed in his baptismal grace at Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra, Missouri. Pastor Drebes enrolled at Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska in 1991, later withdrew to take a fulltime career in financial services. He re-enrolled at Concordia-Seward in 1994 and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Pastor Drebes attended Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, beginning in 1997. He spent the summer of 1999 teaching English to Chinese middle school teachers in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. He served a four-month vicarage at St. John Lutheran Church, Plymouth, Wisconsin, followed by eight months at Bethany Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kansas. Pastor Drebes was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry at Zion Lutheran Church, Palmyra, Missouri on August 19, 2001, and installed as Associate Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kansas on September 9, 2001. He served Bethany for 14 years. Pastor Drebes accepted a Divine Call to be Senior Pastor at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church in November, 2015.
He and his wife, Cheryl, were married in Overland Park, Kansas, and live in LaVista, Nebraska. Pastor’s hobbies include traveling, bowling, baseball and bicycle riding. He and Cheryl do not have pets; Pastor is horribly allergic to cats. He also absolutely hates liver and onions.
Director/Teacher, Lamb of God Preschool
Office Phone: 402.391.2288
Kay has been the director and teacher for Lamb of God Preschool since 2011. She is a 1999 graduate of Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She and her husband Matt moved to St. Louis in 1999, where they lived for 11 years. While there Kay taught preschool, first, and second grades in Lutheran schools. She also worked for the Stephen Ministries organization for a number of years. She completed her master’s degree in early childhood education by distance from Concordia University in Chicago in 2003 (only setting foot on campus to get her diploma at graduation).
Kay grew up on a cattle ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska, and her whole family lives in the state, so after years of being away from family, Kay and Matt decided to move “back home.” In May of 2013 Kay and Matt had baby Nathan, a blessing who keeps them very busy. In her free time Kay enjoys cooking, reading, sewing, running, playing the piano, and traveling. “Being in a Lutheran school is the best place in the world. Every day I get to tell children about Jesus and experience His world through their eyes.”
Mark Stastny, Custodian
Boards and Committees
Board of Directors, John Thomas, President
Board of Stewardship & Finance, Jon Wilshusen, Chair
Board of Elders, Bill Wagner, Lead Elder
Worship & Music Committee, Paul Shultz, Chair
Children, Youth and Families (CYF), Sandra Glissmann, Chair
Library Committee, Kathy Stokes, Chair
Missions & Social Ministry Board, Marilyn Wegehaupt, Chair
Care Ministry Committee, Marilyn Wegahaupt, Chair
Outreach Board, Lisa McCoy, Chair
Preschool Board, Nicole Vogel, Chair
PHLC Foundation, President
The congregation is currently considering candidates for the position of Director of Music.